Bounce Marathon nets $5,018
The 44th annual Penn State Altoona Greek-sponsored philanthropic event, Bounce Marathon, took place April 4 to 6 at various locations around Altoona.
About 120 Greek Life students volunteered in six-hour shifts over the weekend to bounce basketballs to raise money for Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania.
Among the Penn?State Altoona students taking part in this year’s Bounce Marathon to benefit Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania are (from left):?Rachel Fowkes of West Chester, Casey Garvey of Paradise, Candace Gerenza of Downingtown and Jess Jacobson of Lake Ariel.
Students raised $5,018 by bouncing.
A give-back night was held April 10 at Sweet Frog and a 5K Fun Run was held April 13, to raise additional funds for the organization.
Established in 1970 by Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, Bounce Marathon has grown over the years and now includes all four Greek organizations at the college.
Easter egg hunt set for Friday
EVERETT - The Overcomers Relay For Life Team will hold a free community Easter egg hunt on Friday at the Everett Assembly of God's church complex, on the hill behind the SAC Station on Route 30. It is for children ages 12 and younger. Hundreds of stuffed eggs and more than 30 Easter baskets and prizes will be given away.
There will be live bunnies at the event. Lunch and baked goods will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life.
Registration is at noon, and the hunt begins at 1 p.m.
For more information, call 348-1097.
American Red Cross to hold classes
DUNCANSVILLE - The American Red Cross is offering a course where people can find out how to be prepared and save lives.
An Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED class will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Education and Technology Center, 580 Foot of Ten Road. The cost is $90.
An Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. the same day at the same location. The cost is $110.
To register, visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.
Dorothy Day Center sets carnival
LORETTO - St. Francis University's Dorothy Day Center will hold its Funfest Carnival for kids from noon to 5 p.m. April 26 in the auxiliary gym at Stokes Athletic Center on campus.
The event will include fun for all ages, including music, food, games and more. Hubie the Clown also will be there.
Cost is $8, which includes 20 tickets for activities at the event. Those who take canned goods, hygiene products or a monetary donation will receive 10 extra tickets.
There will also be a Chinese auction.
Proceeds will benefit the center's clients in need of clothing, furniture, groceries and help with utility bills.
Museum commission views collection
COALPORT - At the March 25 meeting of the Coalport Area Museum Commission, members heard board member Larry Edelblute's presentation on his collection of "The Beacon" newspaper from the former Beccaria Township High School.
Edelblute acquired the collection of former student Mae Sincox at an antique store, beginning with the first edition from Fall 1938.
The museum has a file of lesser-quality copies of "The Beacon" from the 1948-49 school year.
Curator Richard W. Snyder II and Edelblute displayed their recently completed collaborative project: two large notebooks containing a compilation of historic photos from the various elementary and high schools that made up the current Glendale School District.
These photos were mostly gleaned from the museum's collection, as well as loaned school photos and student identification assistance from Virginia Lesher, Richard and Lynde Hegarty, George Sinclair and George Ricketts.
The commission received a 1900 published book titled "A Treatise on Coal Mining" from Diane Rydbom of Lyleville.
It purchased new book "A Country School Primer - One-Room Schools of Indiana County" from the Historical Society of Indiana County.
Amy Cathcart of Coalport is the museum's latest life member.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 24 at the Bloody Knox cabin in Kellytown.